Shout out to the toast lovers! Whenever I think about bread I am reminded of the year I went gluten-free back in University to ‘get skinny or die trying’ (face palm here).
After months of fiercely tracking my calories and avoiding all evils, it certainly did the trick. I looked good, hell, I FELT good. No puffy tummy & cravings begone. End of infomercial…right?
With risk of accidentally using the most overused word in wellness in 2017 (#BALANCE), what I lacked was a little moderation in my life!
Thank gosh for getting older, learning and finding out the hard way that controlling food intake will not solve all of your little problems. And bread, while easily over consumed, can be nourishing in it’s own right. There’s more than just Dempsters these days after all.
These shiny ‘shrooms are a celebration of bread, and the amazingness that plants have to offer. They are halfway to dinner, and make an incredible Sunday afternoon snack with just a few tosses of the skillet.
I smeared on a hearty portion of garlic hummus for these beauties, but I have seen them prepared with goat cheese, crème fraiche, or other plant-based cheeses. Or heck, go naked.
Happy Spring beauties!
- 1 heaping cup trumpet/king oyster mushrooms, thinly sliced
- 1 heaping cup shiitake mushrooms, stems removed, large ones roughly chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, smashed and roughly chopped
- 3 sprigs fresh thyme, roughly chopped
- 1 tbsp tamari
- sea salt and pepper
- 2 slices of sourdough or other crusty bread
- In a large pan, heat a big glug of oil over high heat.
- Add the mushrooms in an even layer, careful not to overcrowd. Sear for 4 min, without moving. Flip and sear for another 4 min, until both sides are dark around the edges. Cook for 2-4 more min, stirring occasionally, until everything is dark and glistening.
- Bring the heat way down to low. Add the garlic, thyme, and tamari. Season with salt and pepper.
- Cook for 1-2 min, tossing to coat the mushrooms.
- Meanwhile toast the bread.
- Spread the bread with the hummus, if using, and top with the mushrooms.